Khmer folk/pop song "Blue Basket" - what can you tell me?
June 22, 2010 2:26 PM Subscribe
Does anyone know anything about a Khmer folk/pop song called "Blue Basket
posted by jtron to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
First encountered through the "Cambodian Cassette Archives" album linked above (there's a second version on that album that you can probably find with some minimal digging). I've seen a few other versions
kicking around, too, but not with vocals*. The song's been running through my head like crazy**, and I'd like to know more about it - can anyone better acquainted with the music of Cambodia and/or Southeast Asia help me out here? Are there definitive lyrics?
* the latter two videos link to medleys of "Blue Basket" and "Look at the Owl," which happen to be the first two songs on the "Cambodian Cassette Archives" comp so we may be able to guess where those bands learned the tune
** damn near had me in tears during a particularly maudlin Fathers' Day moment